What: CONF: Objects of Exchange: Art and Economic Encounters
When: 7 and 8 September 2017
Where: Paris, France (INHA, Galerie Colbert, Entrance at 6 rue des Petits Champs – 75002 Paris, Salle Vasari, 1st floor)
Objects of Exchange. Art and Economic Encounters
International Symposium organised by Alexander Alberro (Columbia University), and Sophie Cras (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Exchange is classically described by economists as a phenomenon of equalization of values within a given system. When heterogeneous orders of economic rationalities meet, material objects and practices come to embody the paradoxes of dissonant exchange. This symposium aims to explore how artifacts and artistic practices have materialized ruptures within, and encounters between, economic systems in the modern and contemporary period.
7 septembre 2017
14h00 / Introduction, Alexander Alberro (Columbia University) & Sophie Cras (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Session 1: Social encounters: production, practice and value
14h30 / Alex J. Taylor (University of Pittsburgh): Working for the Man: Richard Serra at the Kaiser Steel Company
15h15 / Estelle Zhong (Sciences Po, Paris): Use value vs. financial value in participatory art today: redefining disinterestedness
16hh00 / David Hodge (Art Academy, London): Commodification as Social Form: Vito Acconci, Conceptual Art and the Aesthetics of ‘Art Practice’
16h45 / Break
17h00 / Isabelle Graw (Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main): The Value of Painting
17h45 / Discussion
8 septembre 2017
Session 2: Time Encounters: preservation, destruction and value
9h15 / Lucia Allais (Princeton University): “Stones Also Die”: UNESCO and the Culturalization of Exchange in African Museums, 1960-1975
10h00 / Cristian Nae (George Enescu University of Arts): Ruinophilia? On the economy of time in contemporary post-socialist art
10h45 / Maureen Murphy (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne): Face-to-Face. African Studio Photography and Contemporary Art
11h30 / Break
11h45 / Taous Dahmani (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne): “Capitalism + racism = The Trophies of Empire”. Keith Piper and British néo-capitalism
12h30 / Discussion
13h00 / Break
Session 3: Spatial encounters: exchange, commerce and value
14h30 / Maggie Cao (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill): Speaking Currency in the Terraqueous Globe
15h15 / Ian McLean (University of Wollongong): Reciprocal politics: the post-contact economy of Yolngu art
16h00 / Niko Vicario (Amherst College): The Trading Zones of Latin American Art, circa 1943
16h45 / Break
17h00 / Alexander Alberro (Columbia University): Circulation
17h45 / Discussion
INFORMATION: Free entrance
Alliance (Columbia University), the Power Institute (University of Sydney), HiCSA (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) & Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *